oh the times they are a-changin

25 Apr

i’ve been thinking a lot lately about how things change as i get older. i find that i don’t get excited as easily. i’m more used to things, and i’m not really phased much. the biggest change i’ve noticed surrounds holidays.

i used to get SOOOOOO excited for holidays. so excited that i felt like my heart was burning- literally on fire. i couldn’t contain all of the excitement. i felt like i was going to explode. for weeks before holidays, that was all i thought about as i laid in bed at night. the entire month was devoted to the holiday. for instance, all of december was about christmas. i was so happy and full of excitement and joy.

now, i feel like holidays have become just another day. they seem to come and go without much recognition. yesterday was easter. when i was younger, easter meant a new frilly dress, an easter egg hunt with the entire association, a big meal that my mom cooked, the uncontainable excitement over opening up my easter basket, taking a walk down to the ocean with my entire family after eating, and candy scattered throughout the house (in silver bowls, of course- this is connecticut we’re talking about after all).

yesterday, however, i did absolutely ZERO out of the ordinary. i woke up and threw a study break event for the school; then i hung out with friends and did work all day. i didn’t even go to church or wear a cute outfit. i saw no family members. i didn’t eat any candy or even have a special meal. the part of the day that most reminded me of the holiday was when my housekeeper sent me a text of an emoticon/video of jesus dying and being resurrected and ascending to heaven.

easter came and went. i hardly realized it. is this what happens when you get older? does excitement just fade?

xo charlotte

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2 Responses to “oh the times they are a-changin”

  1. Preston April 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    stay strong, friend. I did the same routine as you. There’s always next year.

    • The Rule of Three April 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

      true true, pres! can’t wait for you to come visit this summer!!!!

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